Sheffield United have been named as one of the clubs keen on taking Millwall winger, Jed Wallace, off the Lions’ hands during the January transfer window.
According to The Sun, United are among a host of clubs keen on Wallace. Nottingham Forest, Chris Wilder’s Middlesbrough, Besiktas, Leeds, and Watford are all said to be interested. However, it’s claimed the midfielder actually prefers the move to Turkey, if he can choose.
The Sun reports that Millwall are unwilling to let Wallace go in January. This, despite him being out of contract in the summer and potentially walking away for nothing. The Lions apparently hope to tie him down to a new deal. But as things stand, Wallace has shown little sign of doing that.
Wallace has long been a consistent performer at Championship level. Indeed, just this season he scored what some called a wonder goal at Bramall Lane. Wallace fired in from wide right over Robin Olsen, although it did look like a cross.
United boss Paul Heckingbottom is said to want two players in January. A midfielder, which Wallace fits, and a defender, are on his wishlist. The Blades have been linked with Hearts’ John Souttar for the defensive slot.
Our View: Jed Wallace At Sheffield United? Yes Please
Few players offer the sort of consistency that Jed Wallace does at this level in wide areas. Goals and assists are just his regular output, and he’s a key player for Millwall.
Ten goals and seven assists last season have already been backed up with a further five and six this year. And on a free-transfer or even reduced fee, there won’t be many better in United’s target market this January.
Of course, if the talk of Besiktas is true, then it’s a tough ask to go and get him. But Wallace would definitely add something to this Blades squad.